Google Play Store

Virus Shield buyers getting refund and promotional credit from Google

As we recently learned, not all virus scanning apps are created equal. In this case we're talking about the Virus Shield app, which wasn't actually scanning anything. The app had been selling for $3.99 and while it was removed from the Play Store on April 6th, reports from Appbrain show it had been downloaded more than 30,000 times.

Google Play Games gets improved multiplayer, virtual gifts, more

Google Play Games new feature set has been confirmed. The news, which slipped last night is now official. In this case we are looking at features more intended for the developer side, which touched on the Google Play Games SDK. Of course, while this is initially aimed at developers, it should also serve to give the average mobile game player some hints in terms of what will be coming.

Google URL Shortener app arrives in the Play Store

Those looking to quickly shorten URLs on an Android smartphone or tablet now have another app to consider. The app is called Google URL Shortener, and comes courtesy of Thomas Devaux. And just to clarify that last bit, this is not an official app from Google. Needless to say, it is easy to use, and does exactly what one would expect.